Coconut-Miso Mushroom Soup is a combination of earthy and hearty ingredients that makes for an amazingly comforting meal. Using a button or cremini mushrooms you won’t have to spend much to create this silky soup. It’s a twist on the classic cream of mushroom soup but instead, it uses coconut milk to achieve its divine texture.
|Preparation time||20 minutes|
|Total time||30 minutes|
|Serves||4 to 6|
- 12 ounces of a button or cremini mushrooms. More for serving (optional but recommended)
- Kosher salt and freshly ground white pepper
- 2 teaspoons of vegetable oil
- 4 scallions. Both white and green parts are chopped to add up to ½ cup. Cut the tops along the bias and set them aside for serving.
- 4 teaspoons of freshly minced ginger
- 1 tablespoon freshly minced garlic
- 1 tablespoon of white or yellow miso
- 2 ½ cups of vegetable broth, keep more aside if needed
- 1 can (preferably 13.5 ounces) coconut milk
- Cook mushrooms and 1 teaspoon of salt for 12 to 15 minutes in a dry saucepan over medium heat. Once they soften and turn slightly brown with most of the moisture cooked away, take them off the heat.
- Add oil and the scallions, cook for 2 to 3 minutes until scallions are tender.
- Put in the miso, garlic, and ginger and cook for 30 seconds until fragrant.
- Add the vegetable broth to a boil and then simmer on low for 5 minutes.
- Reserve 2 tablespoons of the coconut then add the rest of the contents to a blender along with the mushroom mixture.
- Blend for about 2 minutes until pureed. It should have a velvety consistency.
- Remove the blender’s lid and let the steam escape.
- Pour the soup back into the saucepan and simmer over medium heat.
- Serve with drizzled leftover coconut milk, the extra mushrooms, and scallions tops.
Notes From Healthier Me Today
- If you’d like a thinner soup, while it is simmering in the saucepan slowly add more broth a little bit at a time until desired thickness to your Coconut-Miso Mushroom Soup.
- You can serve the soup with toasted bread and salted butter for a heartier meal.
- Add rosemary, thyme, or dried basil if you’d like more depth.
- For more texture, you can add croutons.